Tough UAA Contest Results in 1-0 Loss for Tartans

Tough UAA Contest Results in 1-0 Loss for Tartans

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – The 18th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team hosted 11th-ranked Washington University in St. Louis in University Athletic Association (UAA) action on Friday, October 28 with the visitors earning the 1-0 victory. The Tartans are now 9-4-1 overall and 3-2 in the UAA while the Bears improved to 12-2-2 and 3-1-1.

The Tartans controlled the run of play in the first half and put three shots on frame. In the first two minutes, junior Haili Adams (Kirkland, Wash./Juanita) had a point-blank shot saved by Lizzy Crist when the keeper punched the shot high over the goal.

A few minutes later, Washington recorded its only shot of the half when Katie Chandler's attempt went wide.

Another opportunity for the Tartans came in the 19th minute when sophomore Katja Brackelmanns-Puig (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) fired a shot that was blocked by a defender inside the 18-yard box.

In the final six minutes of the first half, sophomore Emily Tolmer (Bridgeville, Pa./Chartiers Valley) had a shot saved by the defense with a second shot hitting the under half of the crossbar only to bounce back into play for Crist to cover up.

Adams had another shot saved by Crist in the early minutes of the second half before Washington was able to get the ball forward in the 60th minute. Taylor Cohen received a pass just outside the 18-yard box and with two defenders on her, passed the ball to the right where Chandler was open. Chandler took one touch and then put a low shot to the opposite post past senior Katie Liston (Lakewood, Ohio/Montessori HS at University Circle).

In the 67th minute, Liston made a save when she stopped the ball from going in the upper left corner on a strike by Darcy Cunningham.

The Tartans final opportunities to tie the game came off the foot of junior Tori Iatarola (West Dundee, Ill./Loyola Academy) in the 82nd and 89th minute but her first attempt was high and her second was saved by Crist.

The Tartans will host sixth-ranked University of Chicago on Sunday, October 30 at 10:30 a.m.